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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffLum Edwards Date: Oct 17, 2009 3:30pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are my eyes deceiving me??

Yep, The Suspense eps are gone. Someone claimed copyright on those but I do not think they have a valid claim. The 1949-54 episodes were all renewed in 1986, as new matter, a few years beyond the cutoff date. Might be one of those pesky loopholes. Maybe Sir Shane ( videocellar ) might be able to shed some light on if they are copyrighted.

Mike D/

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Poster: Meatpies Date: Oct 17, 2009 3:58pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are my eyes deceiving me??

Good thing I got all those eps downloaded! I love that series. But, if they aren't PD, then they aren't PD.

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Poster: cosmicolada Date: Oct 17, 2009 7:53pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are my eyes deceiving me??

I didn't think they were PD, as the official DVD release box sets I bought mention that they are owned by CBS.

Oh well, at least there are some LIGHTS OUT episodes on the IA. I usually watch a few LIGHTS OUT episodes on Halloween, and those are always fun. I'm probably going to sell my SUSPENSE box sets because unlike TALES OF TOMORROW and LIGHTS OUT (shows I love), SUSPENSE doesn't grab me at all. And if I ever see another AutoLite commercial I'll scream!

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Oct 18, 2009 2:40am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are my eyes deceiving me??

Well, I guess the only SUSPENSE we're going to have around here is waiting for the other files to be moved. The LIFE OF RILEY episodes got moved because (I think) the guy who uploaded them has certain limited privileges with the Archive which allow him to move his own material himself, but hey, more power to him. The rest of the files are likely to stay where they are until they get a moderator in here, whenever that's going to be. Meanwhile, I guess I'll just start downloading those LIFE OF RILEY eps.

This post was modified by guyzilla on 2009-10-18 09:40:14

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Poster: Meatpies Date: Oct 18, 2009 9:54am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are my eyes deceiving me??

I just downloaded all the Life of Riley eps myself.

I think I'm goingto go back through classic TV and see if there's anything i've missed downloading that I want, before it all disappears for whatever reason.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Oct 18, 2009 1:47pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are my eyes deceiving me??

It looks like CBS registered the scripts in 1986 as unpublished works. I don't think these episodes could be considered unpublished or "limited publications". Episodes were shown worldwide and many of the scripts were expanded and reused for later movie-of-the-week style specials. To cap that off, CBS used to sell prints of kinescopes directly to the public.

Why was this show considered "lost"? I've had a few of episodes for ages - long before the 2006 "found" date CBS' mythology department is listing.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffLum Edwards Date: Oct 18, 2009 2:04pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are my eyes deceiving me??

Soooo Sir Shane, The $64,000 question. Valid Copyright or PD? The complainant is Falcon Picture(s) Group. I researched all 90 eps and only found 2 that ?might? have valid copyrights and did not upload those.

Mike D.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Oct 18, 2009 2:45pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are my eyes deceiving me??

Archive really should research the claims that these people make.

Falcon looks like a fairly standard public domain dvd distributor, speaking as a fairly standard public domain DVD distributor. If you believe their website they also own the "exclusive worldwide home video and DVD licensing and distribution rights" to The Dick Van Dyke Show, Love That Bob, Andy Griffith, Beverly Hilbillies and Dick Tracy, WC Fields, Three Stooges and Mr Wong movies.

They stick "digitally restored" on the cover as if it gives them a copyright on anything other that their cover art and menus/disc design. Isn't "National Film Museum" a bit of an over the top name for a PD video library?

Strangely, their Superman Cartoon collection has the same bonus shorts as my release from a few years ago.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2009-10-18 21:45:35

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffLum Edwards Date: Oct 18, 2009 4:13pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are my eyes deceiving me??

Thank You Sir Shane, A report will be made to chillingeffects.org , This is up their alley. They might someday return.


Mike D.